This application note describes an SLG46140V design that implements a 16-bit up/down counter with quadrature encoder inputs. The GreenPAK device relieves the host of real-time input requirements and allows for easy connection of multiple encoders.
April 30, 2019 by Muhammad Shahbaz, for Dialog Semiconductor
3GPP Release 16 holds the promise to make high precision location services cheaper and more reliable. Exploiting new signal properties in combination with a variety of non-cellular technologies could enable forms of hybrid positioning.
April 02, 2019 by Sylvia Lu, u-blox
What is an ecosystem and what is not? How does the term ecosystem apply to RISC-V and it's open-source architecture? Markus Levy nad Robert Oshana weigh in on RISC-V as an ecosystem, where that ecosystem is today, and discusses new developments in RISC-V.
December 20, 2018 by Markus Levy, NXP Semiconductors
This article offers an overview of the various component options for smart meter design and how they can improve the operation of the meters into which they are designed.
December 04, 2018 by Philippe Di Fulvio, Littelfuse Inc
This app note implements a binary parity generator and checker with two data input variants, a parallel data input, and a serial data input. It describes the implemented logic, GreenPAKs implementation, and the obtained results.
June 12, 2018 by Dialog Semiconductor
This article outlines traditional half-duplex RS-485 configurations and then presents new alternatives for simplifying the control interface by eliminating the required control lines and software control code.
May 29, 2018 by Bonnie Baker, Maxim Integrated
Connected industrial machines can sense a wide array of information used to make key decisions within the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A sensor within an edge node can be spatially far removed from any data aggregation point. It must connect through a gateway that links edge data with a network.
January 09, 2018 by Ian Beavers, Analog Devices
The growing use of wireless data is driving demand for communication systems that can transmit more data with greater energy efficiency, in order to both cut operating costs and, in mobile devices, to increase battery life.
December 19, 2017 by Ampleon
Designing for the IoT comes with a unique set of challenges that require unique hardware solutions to overcome. Learn how smart passive sensors (SPSs)—sensors that function without a battery and without a microcontroller—are an example of IoT-specific design.
December 05, 2017 by ON Semiconductor
Systems that incorporate highly integrated and highly sophisticated, high power radio frequency (RF) GaN power amplifiers (PAs), such as pulsed radar applications, are a constant challenge for today’s digital control and management systems to keep up with these ever-increasing levels of sophistication.
November 21, 2017 by Analog Dialogue
This article describes the state of the semiconductor technology that is enabling new developments with shorter gate length GaAs and GaN transistors, circuit design considerations to achieve optimum performance, and examples of both GaAs and GaN wideband power amplifiers (PAs) that demonstrate today’s technology.
November 14, 2017 by Keith Benson, Analog Devices
Integrated RF agile transceivers are not only widely employed in software-defined radio (SDR) architectures in cellular telephone base stations, such as multiservice distributed access system (MDAS) and small cell, but also for wireless HD video transmission for industrial, commercial, and military applications, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
November 07, 2017 by Wei Zhou, Analog Devices
The next step of wide-area wireless connection is to bring the power of wireless to machine type communications (MTC). This will drive a revolution in services that will span sectors as diverse as manufacturing, city management, transportation, and energy.
October 17, 2017 by Emmanuel Gresset, CEVA
In this multipart industrial IoT series, we will break down and explore the fundamental aspects of the edge node interpretation within the larger IoT framework: sensing, measuring, interpreting, and connecting data, with additional consideration for power management and security.
September 26, 2017 by Ian Beavers, Analog Devices
This article introduces Severe Environment Testing (SET), a safety testing standard that bridges the gap between a full MIL-STD product and a COTS product to provide additional confidence in the safety of a COTS product.
November 19, 2019 by Brian Niehoff, Samtec
This article describes a methodology that automates set up, constraints, and results analysis as designs move from static CDC analysis to formal verification to simulation and avoid manual scripting efforts, thus reducing setup effort and errors.
November 14, 2019 by Kurt Takara, Mentor
This article looks at the differences between crystal resonators and oscillators and presents examples that show when choosing crystals over oscillators could increase the total cost of a design.
November 05, 2019 by Bruce Potvin, SiTime
This article looks at the safety standard that governs ADAS features and the challenge in designing power monitoring systems to comply with this standard while introducing an automotive power monitor that has been certified to meet this standard.
September 06, 2019 by Michael Jackson, Maxim Integrated
Power system designers are constantly under pressure because they are tasked with developing highly adaptive solutions that comply with today’s operating environments without interrupting design-to-manufacture cycles.
June 28, 2019 by MINMAX
Novel approaches to end node power supply design using switched-mode converters can enable a wireless end node to operate from a CR2032 lithium coin cell with up to +20 dBm transmit power.
June 25, 2019 by Josh Norem, Silicon Labs